Melbourne’s Brimbank Park is a great family destination for weekends; located along the scenic Maribyrnong Valley. Guests will be pleased to know that this lush and leafy park is home to grassy outdoor areas, picnic grounds, walking trails, cycling paths and numerous BBQs.
The park also features a children’s playgrounds and a cafe. In spring & summer, the park stays crowded as many families bring their kids for a picnic or BBQ during the warmer days.
Brimbank Park Fishing BBQ & Playground Map, Keilor
Even though the park was opened in 1976, locals say that the park has been in existence since the early 18th century – early European settlers actually built this beautiful park.
Originally, this park space was used for farming, with settlers naming this park after a local word Brimban – which originates from a farm watering practice. Back then, farmers highly benefited by planting seedlings here, since the rich soil adjoins the river flats. Gradually, this extensive land became a public park.
Later on, the Melbourne City Council revamped the area and opened it to public as a recreational area. Today, the park offers a wide array of outdoor activities for adults and kids alike. Visitors often come here for a scenic walk, fishing, bird watching and canoeing.
This extensive parkland features flourishing bushland and is home to abundant wildlife. Many visitors often notice intriguing brush-tail and ring-tail possums. Furthermore, the park is also popular for its wide array of water-bird species; including an assortment of Flame robins, parrots, Blue wrens and Thornbills.